Council application to ‘improve’ Rowan Way junction

Busy traffic conditions at the Rowan Way entrance to the Bognor Regis Retail Park have been criticised SUS-160327-093205001
Busy traffic conditions at the Rowan Way entrance to the Bognor Regis Retail Park have been criticised SUS-160327-093205001

West Sussex County Council have revealed an application has been made to ‘improve the entrance’ to Bognor Regis retail park.

Calls for the Rowan Way junction to be made safer were heightened after a collision at the weekend.

Police confirmed the incident, on at 11.35am on August 6, involved two cars and a damanged Ka has been left on the side of the road for most of this week but there were ‘no injuries’.

A spokesperson for the council said the application had been made ‘as part of the community highways scheme’.

They explained: “This looks at improvements needed over the next two years based on requests from the local community. A decision will be made on the application later this month alongside other schemes and, if it is assessed as a priority, then it will be scheduled and progressed accordingly.

“Examples of schemes we have delivered via the community highways scheme include traffic calming features, cycling facilities and speed limit zones.”

The Bognor Regis retail park is currently the location for businesses including Lidl, Matalan, Halfords, KFC and Home Bargains.